Manchester United has officially announced that Mason Greenwood, a forward for the team, will be departing through a mutual agreement. The decision follows an incident in which Greenwood was arrested by UK police on January 30, 2022. This came after a video surfaced online, suggesting a potential attempted rape involving his ex-girlfriend.
As a result, the 21-year-old player was indefinitely suspended by Manchester United. Subsequently, he faced legal charges including attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior, as well as assault. However, the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped the charges due to key witnesses retracting their involvement.
Throughout this period, Greenwood remained suspended from participating in Manchester United’s training and matches. The club conducted an internal investigation into the matter. In light of these circumstances, Manchester United has confirmed that Greenwood will be leaving the club. The decision was reached following careful consideration of the allegations against him.
In a statement released on Monday, the team expressed that both Greenwood and all parties involved recognize the complexities associated with his potential return to Manchester United. Thus, a mutual agreement was established to facilitate his continuation away from Old Trafford. The club will collaborate with Greenwood to facilitate this transition.
Prior to a Premier League match against Wolves, a group of female United supporters staged a protest outside Old Trafford opposing Greenwood’s potential return. A product of Manchester United’s academy, Greenwood’s last appearance for the club took place on January 22, 2022.
Hailing from Bradford, the player burst onto the scene in 2019 and went on to score 22 goals in 83 English Premier League appearances for Manchester United.